Public Health Emergency Unwinding: Implications and Strategies for Support

Webinar Resources


May 19, 2023
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST 


The end of the Public Health Emergency (PHE) is anticipated to impact coverage and care for millions of people with Medicaid nationwide. In addition to the end of the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement, the PHE unwinding will also impact the many temporary provisions and flexibilities introduced throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Although several states have codified some of these changes, and the federal government has extended certain provisions, many others are going to expire once the federal public health emergency declaration is lifted on May 11, 2023.

In this webinar, experts working at the intersection of policy and service provision will discuss the redetermination and renewal process, provide a survey of changes to the many flexibilities introduced during the pandemic, and confer practical strategies to avoid disruptions in care among individuals eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare, ending with a spotlight on the potential impact to dual eligible individuals and their caregivers.


The audience will include advocates, state officials, individuals working in service provision and community navigators.

  • Allexa Gardner, MPP, Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy Center for Children and Families (CCF)
  • Helen Dawson, MPH, Altarum
  • Sarah Barth, JD, Altarum Medicare-Medicaid Services for States

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3:00 pm – 3:05 pm

Welcome + Overview

Britt Sanderson

3:05 pm – 3:20 pm

Upcoming Changes to Medicaid: What's At Stake

In this presentation, Allie Gardner from Georgetown University will provide an overview of the PHE unwinding, the known and anticipated impact on states, and the changes to flexibilities introduced during the pandemic.

Allie Gardner, Georgetown

3:20 pm – 3:35 pm

Strategies for Support

This presentation will provide attendees with an overview of strategies to support individuals throughout the unwinding using a case study from Kentucky

Helen Dawson,

3:35 pm – 3:45 pm

Spotlight: Impact on Dual Eligible Individuals and their Caregivers

The myriad of changes resulting from the end of the PHE is anticipated to impact long-term care delivery, Medicaid eligibility, reimbursement, and the expanded Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) benefits. This presentation will discuss the known and anticipated impact on dual eligible individuals, who are more likely than non-dual eligible Medicare beneficiaries to report being in poor health, to live in an institution, and to live in poverty.

Sarah Barth, AMMS

3:45 pm – 3:55 pm

Question and Answers

Britt Sanderson

3:55 pm – 4:00

Wrap Up

Britt Sanderson


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